Henshaw claims eighth in Spain

NSWIS skier Russ Henshaw has claimed eighth place in the men’s ski slopestyle at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain.

Henshaw clocked his best score of 81.80 in the third run of the final after only being able to post 32 and 47 points in the first two runs of the final.

Despite missing out on the medals, the Olympian was pleased to come away from the championships unscathed after a mixed season due to injury.

“I’m really happy that I’ve made it through this (event) uninjured just because this course hasn’t been the best.

“I’ll ski as much as I can over the next 12 months, do a training camp in Switzerland at end of April and then the Australian season in preparation for next winter.

“Staying healthy is my main goal,” he said to the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.

Australia finished the world championships with five medallists, including NSWIS athletes Britt Cox (gold, women’s moguls) and Alex Pullin (bronze, men’s snowboard cross).

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